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Advantages, disadvantages of electronic medical records

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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 1:10 pm

Medical records are used to document patient care and for financial, legal, research and quality-improvement purposes.

Advantages of electronic records

Better quality of care and patient safety

Cost savings and fewer workplace inefficiencies

Increased storage capabilities

Records accessible to many people at remote sites at the same time

Information retrieval is almost immediate

Record is continuously updated

Record can automatically provide medical alerts and reminders

Customized views of information for specialists

Less charting time and fewer charting errors

More accurate billing information

Disadvantages of electronic records

High startup costs

Substantial learning curve

Confidentiality and security issues

Lack of standardized terminology, system architecture, and indexing

Source: American Academy of Medical Administrators

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  • Nathan Bradshaw posted at 11:13 am on Wed, Aug 2, 2017.

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    Here is another article for complete information and advantages about EMR system.


  • Nathan Bradshaw posted at 10:57 am on Wed, Aug 2, 2017.

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